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Top 6 Brighton Comedy Shows October 2016

Published On October 6, 2016 | By Julie Oliver | Homepage, Theatre & Arts Features

With Brighton having such a thriving comedy scene, it can be hard to pick out and keep up with the shows that you really wouldn’t want to miss. Below, we have selected some outstanding comedy, where you are pretty much guaranteed an excellent night of hilarity. Whatever your taste we are certain there will be something for everyone in this selection of October’s comedy highlights.


Brighton Comedy Shows October 2016 Big Cheer for Amaze @ Komedia

Local charity Amaze and patrons present the 6th BIG CHEER for Amaze! A totally unique evening of stand-up comedy (in association with Baby Cow Productions Ltd).

This established event has previously boasted leading comedy names such as Steve Coogan, Jenny Éclair, Noel Fielding, Nick Helm, Phil Jupitus, Seann Walsh and Joe Wilkinson to name just a few. The line-up for this very special event features Angela Barnes, Jenny Collier, Joe Lycett, John Kearns, Adam Riches and Mark Simmons.

Every year this show is a sell-out. Amaze supports local families with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Date: Thursday 6th October, 8pm
Price: £17.50/£15.50 Compass Card holders


Brighton Comedy Shows October 2016 Zoe Lyons: Little Misfit @ Komedia

Zoe is in Brighton with her brand new show Little Misfit after a year that has seen her appear on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), The John Bishop show (BBC1) and win the Chortle Best Comic Award.

Zoe has reached that point in her life when the thought of actually fitting in would be utterly terrifying. She is now far happier being a Little Misfit.

Lyons has what it takes to delight any crowd’ The Guardian, ‘Confident and razor sharp’ Observer, ‘Quick fire observational gags delivered with utter conviction’ Chortle, ‘Proper laugh out loud one liners’ The Herald.

Date: Wednesday 12th October, 8pm
Price: £14


Brighton Comedy Shows October 2016 Romesh Ranganathan: Irrational @ Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Romesh Ranganathan is back with a brand new show exploring the rationality of his worldview. Irrational will see Romesh examine the issues close to his heart, and explains why everybody else is wrong about them.

Romesh has come a long way since quitting his career as a maths teacher, making a real name for himself most recently with his critically acclaimed BBC3 series Asian Provocateur. Romesh is quickly becoming a household name with his appearances on Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You, Mock The Week, The Apprentice: You’re Fired, The Royal Variety Performance, Alan Carr’s Chatty Man and Sky1’s A League Of Their Own.

… his ability to produce bitingly fresh gags marks him out from the crowd‘ The Guardian

Date: Tuesday 18th October, 8pm
Price: £19.50


Brighton Comedy Shows October 2016 Barnstormers Comedy Club @ Shoreham Ropetackle Centre

Barnstormers Comedy Club is a once monthly show that promises a great night out. Sell-out Saturday night entertainment cabaret style and the perfect way to get together with your friends.

The second one into the new season in the fabulous surrounds of the Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham-by-Sea and there’s a great show on offer. There’ll be three top acts from the London Comedy Circuit and beyond, all presided over by a top MC. October’s line-up comprises: talented raconteur Andy White ‘broad appeal for affable observational routines, delivered with an undramatic conversational style.‘ Chortle; ‘Tommy Cooper on acid‘ Channel 4; and one fantastic act still to be announced.

Date: Saturday 15th October, 8pm
Price: £13.50 in advance/£15 on the door


Brighton Comedy Shows October 2016 Jo Neary and Friends @ Caroline of Brunswick

Character comedy, sketches, stand-up and oddities from Jo Neary, Dyball & Kerr “Characters so real they’re almost scary”, George Egg “a hugely entertaining variety turn” plus special stand up guests.

Previously at Komedia’s Studio Bar, Jo’s shows there featured folk singing flash mobs, a dog in a box, TV comedy stars trying new material and tons of brand new characters, live music, accidental lap dances and hysterical crying with laughter. All held together by character actress par excellence Jo Neary (best known as Judith in Ideal as well as numerous other TV character comedy roles).

A Joyce Grenfell of our age” The Guardian.

Date: Monday 17th October 7.45pm
Price: £5


Brighton Comedy Shows October 2016 Adam Hess: Feathers and Rhys James: Remains @ Komedia Studio (double bill)

After his Fosters award-nominated, sell-out debut show, Adam Hess, star of Live at the BBC, is back and he’s cooler and taller than ever! He’s a funny guy, has good manners and no matter how dark or light it is when he leaves the cinema he’s always surprised. Chortle Best UK Circuit Comedian 2016 nominee.
‘Relentlessly entertaining, full of beautiful imagery’ Time Out.

Get a ticket to see Rhys James bash out another hour of splash-hit, classic stand-up and definitely cool and not pretentious poetry. As seen on BBC’s Mock The Week, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), BT Sport’s Football Tonight with George Lamb and much more.
Charismatic, clever and self aware… Destined for great things’ The Guardian

Date: Thursday 27th October, 8pm
Price: £10 adv/£8 conc

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About The Writer

Having given up her life in London as an Ad Agency Account Manager, Julie now, much more enjoyably, works as the Marketing Officer for Komedia. Comedy is her passion, and she has been performing stand-up herself for the last 3 years. Recently getting to the final of the Brighton Comedy Festival Squawkers Competition and The Max Turner Prize, she was also shortlisted for the BBC New Act of the Year Award 2014 and has made the final of Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian of the Year 2015. Apart from comedy, she likes to run along the seafront, which is preferable to the South Circular where she used to run in London.